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Jake Sawyer

Sawyer Named 2020 Hurie Award Recipient

“Each man is the bard of his own existence.” – Cormac McCarthy In describing University of the Ozarks senior Jake Sawyer, one professor said, “If you combined his love of learning, writing, nature, and filmmaking, you would have Ken Burns, Walden and Thoreau with a camera.” Sawyer, an English and environmental studies major and communication minor […]

Rebecca McCarron

LENS Guides McCarron on Career Path

Rebecca McCarron just may be the ideal poster student for the University of the Ozarks’ LENS program. The senior from Covington, La., is graduating on Saturday with Magna Cum Laude honors with a major in health science and minors in English and business administration. The unique combination of disciplines is a trademark of LENS, which […]

Project Poet

Project Poet to Cap 14th Year in Homecoming Finale

By Jake Sawyer Fourteen years ago, University of the Ozarks English Professor David Strain had an idea only a mad poetry scientist could cook up. Strain and his fellow English professors were looking for a way to boost submissions to the department’s annual Falstaff literary magazine when inspiration struck from an unlikely source: the reality […]

Project Poet 2018

Dotson Crowned Poet Laureate Of Spadra Valley

Lauren Dotson, a senior English major from Harrison, Ark., took home top honors in Season 13 of the University of the Ozarks’ Project Poet competition. A total of 28 students entered the annual multi-week, fall semester competition that started in mid-September. In the following weeks, several poets went out of print until five remained, competing […]

Jack Hamilton
March 6, 2018 • Posted in , ,

Music Author To Discuss Rock And Roll, Race

Academic, author and pop music critic Jack Hamilton will discuss his recent book, “Just around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination,” at University of the Ozarks on Wednesday, March 28. The event, which is a part of the University’s Walton Arts & Ideas Series, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Rogers Conference […]

David LaMotte
March 2, 2018 • Posted in , ,

Award Winning Singer, Speaker To Visit Ozarks

Award-winning singer, songwriter, author and public speaker David LaMotte will present several events at University of the Ozarks as part of a two-day visit on March 13 and 14. All of the events are free and the public is encouraged to attend. Schedule March 13 · Speaking at Chapel Service, 11:30 a.m., Munger-Wilson Memorial Chapel · […]

Jake Sawyer
April 5, 2017 • Posted in , ,

Sawyer finds ideal fit with BookTrails internship

As Jake Sawyer was reading the Office of Career Services’ weekly Career Corner newsletter last semester, a line under the internship opportunities section with the title, “BookTrails: Steamboat Springs, Colorado,” suddenly caught his eye. “As an English major and an avid lover of the outdoors, the plain combination of “book” and “trails” in the same […]

Sam Binns
January 22, 2016 • Posted in

Istanbul residency program inspires Binns

After spending six weeks of his winter break at a renowned art residency program in Istanbul, Turkey, a stimulated and invigorated Samuel Binns couldn’t wait to get back on the University of the Ozarks campus to put his newfound inspiration to work. Binns, a junior English major from Hot Springs, Ark., served as a writer-in-residence […]

Boston Pearson
October 13, 2015 • Posted in

Pearson spends summer teaching English in Guatemala

How does a college student from Springdale, Ark., end up in Guatemala teaching English to the locals and working on her own Spanish-speaking competency? If you ask University of the Ozarks junior Boston Pearson, it was exactly where and what she was supposed to be doing. Pearson, an elementary education major from Northwest Arkansas, spent […]

April 3, 2012 • Posted in

Ozark grad has pick of law schools for the fall

Sam McFall is going to law school when he graduates from Ozarks in May. As with any aspiring law student, he applied to a lot of places, hoping naturally to be accepted in a good program, with maybe a back-up acceptance just in case. So far he has been accepted at UALR, Tulsa, St. Louis […]